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The 2005 UCI Asia Tour was the first season of the UCI Asia Tour. The season began on 16 January 2005 with the Tour of Siam and ended on 19 September 2005 with the Tour de Hokkaido. Andrey Mizurov of Kazakhstan was crowned as the 2005 UCI Asia Tour champion.

2005 UCI Asia Tour
First edition of the UCI Asia Tour
Details
Dates16 January 2005 (2005-01-16)–19 September 2005
LocationAsia
Rounds13
Champions
Individual champion Andrey Mizurov (KAZ) (Cycling Team Capec)
Teams' championGiant Asia Racing Team
Nations' champion Kazakhstan

Throughout the season, points are awarded to the top finishers of stages within stage races and the final general classification standings of each of the stages races and one-day events. The quality and complexity of a race also determines how many points are awarded to the top finishers, the higher the UCI rating of a race, the more points are awarded.

The UCI ratings from highest to lowest are as follows:

  • Multi-day events: 2.HC, 2.1 and 2.2
  • One-day events: 1.HC, 1.1 and 1.2

EventsEdit

Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
16–21 January Tour of Siam   Thailand 2.2   Shinichi Fukushima (JPN) Bridgestone Anchor
28 January–6 February Tour de Langkawi   Malaysia 2.HC   Ryan Cox (RSA) Barloworld
29 January International Grand Prix Doha   Qatar 1.1   Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak
31 January–4 February Tour of Qatar   Qatar 2.1   Lars Michaelsen (DEN) Team CSC
14–19 April Kerman Tour   Iran 2.2   Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
7–13 May Tour de Korea   South Korea 2.2   David McCann (IRL) Giant Asia Racing Team
15–22 May Tour of Japan   Japan 2.2   Félix Cárdenas (COL) Barloworld
22 May–1 June Azerbaïjan Tour   Iran 2.2   Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
27 June–1 July Tour de East Java   Indonesia 2.2   Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
16–24 July Tour of Qinghai Lake   China 2.HC   Martin Mareš (CZE) eD'system ZVVZ
29–31 July Tour of China   China 2.2   Andrey Mizurov (KAZ) Cycling Team Capec
11–21 September Tour d'Indonesia   Indonesia 2.2   Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
14–19 September Tour de Hokkaido   Japan 2.2   Eddy Ratti (ITA) Team Nippo

Final standingsEdit

Individual classificationEdit

Rank Name Team Points
1.   Andrey Mizurov (KAZ) Cycling Team Capec 213
2.   Ryan Cox (RSA) Barloworld 190
3.   Martin Mareš (CZE) eD'system ZVVZ 174
4.   Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team 168.66
5.   David McCann (IRL) Giant Asia Racing Team 160.66
6.   Graeme Brown (AUS) Ceramica Panaria–Navigare 156
7.   Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Paykan 155.66
8.   Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team 150.66
9.   Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team 132.66
10.   Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Landbouwkrediet–Colnago 120

Team classificationEdit

Rank Team Points
1. Giant Asia Racing Team 796.64
2. Cycling Team Capec 439
3. Barloworld 429
4. Paykan 314.64
5. Ceramica Panaria–Navigare 271
6. Bridgestone Anchor 261
7. Marco Polo 237
8. Team Nippo 227
9. Naturino-Sapore di Mare 209
10. Navigators Insurance 176

Nation classificationEdit

Rank Nation Points
1.   Kazakhstan 1005.28
2.   Iran 874.96
3.   Japan 744
4.   Uzbekistan 618
5.   South Korea 143
6.   Mongolia 127
7.   Hong Kong 79
8.   Indonesia 55
9.   Syria 43
10.   China 41

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